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On Aging Part Four: More on Learning

Pablo Casals

“How did it go?” I asked.

“I had a blast!” She replied

This as my wife, Rebecca, returned from her piano lesson. She has played the piano almost all of her life, and I will never forget her playing Unchained Melody after our wedding. But she was getting bored. She had made some of the most beautiful quilts you will ever see, and was, in her opinion, ready to branch out to other things. Thus once again, at age 69, piano lessons. Now our house is echoing Brahms Hungarian Dances and Chopin Nocturnes. Like Pablo Casals, she practices every day, and every day, makes progress.

One is never too old to learn. A friend who lives as an assisted living center has invited me to teach improv there. “We need to learn new stuff,” she said. Classes start shortly.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, learning is an essential. If you are looking for something new to learn, and you live in my neighborhood, come join me at the NOTO Arts District where I’m teaching creative play the last Monday evening of every month.

And if you really don’t want to learn new things, keep improving on your current skills. You may notice some progress.

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